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of the voters who will determine this election. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 1st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and tonight, we bring you a fresh crisis in a community already decimated by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government com
to help you check out the election. >> a big rig overturned all southbound lanes blocked. you're seeing cars getting by there on the shoulder of the road and back up in this area, as you can imagine is enormous. this is begin ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. >>> this program will be offered through august 1 next year or until funds are gone. >> millions of people still in the dark after sandy. why investors are fleeing groupon now. >> nicole lapin joins us with that and the rest of the after the bell report. hi, nicole. >> good afternoon. these portions of the northeast are still without power in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. more than 3.5 million customers still in the dark
before the presidential election. and it shows 171,000 jobs created last month. beating predictions. the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%, as more americans rejoin the search for a job. and this, with just four days to go until americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. and there in the corner of your screen, our abc news presidential countdown clock. as abc's jack tapper tells us tonight how the president plans to cross the finish line in first place. >> hello, ohio! >> reporter: as he made his way today across the pivotal buckeye state, the cornerstone of his midwestern firewall, president obama cast himself in the same bipartisan way that appealed to independent voters four years ago. >> over the last four years, the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: it would be unusual for a democratic president four days before election day to actually suggest it would be okay with him if voters went for a congressional candidate other than a democrat. but eager to paint himself as not part of the washington problem, the president did just that
around-the-clock missions. >>> final sprint. with just three days until election day, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had
to the red cross web site. >> election day is almost here. a record number of mail in ballots is expected. that creates a challenge for vote counters. >> officials expecting as many as half voters will be voting by mail, setting up what could be drama. >> a surge of ballot arrived at offices all over california. the number of california voters casting in ballots this year is suspected to surpass the last election in 2008. that sounds great with more people participating because of the ballots, the down side is that it could take longer to count. we might not know results for days and maybe weeks. >> what is in best interest for to us get results right. not fast. but right. >> about nine million ballots have been sent out. counties take time to interpret voter intent. one of the prime activities of verying it matches the signature on the card. and a couple days until election day, teal yeahing the tally. >> and so they don't get processed. you know? until that night. perhaps the following day or day after. >> in those tight races like the proposition 30 governor brown's measure to boost fu
york city with juju chang. >> the election is rapidly approaching and the next four years will be determined in just the next four days. the latest abc news poll shows mitt romney leading by one point. and while president obama enjoys overwhelming up port from african-americans, it's complicated. a new documentary series asking, will those same voter who propelled him to victory in 2008 turn out again? here's abc's pierre thomas for your voice, your vote. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> in this campaign ad released today, superstar rapper jay-z encourages black voters to get out the door and into the polling booth for barack obama. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> reporter: with a 96% approval rating among black voters, though -- >> four more years! four more years! >> reporter: you may wonder why it's necessary. the reason? while support for the president among the democratic faithful remains high, this time, there's a decidedly different feel than that of election night 2008, a historic moment for the country as a whole, but a pa
to next week's elections? one thing that already happened today. >> and a british judge says apple apology to samsung is uncool. we'll explain coming up next in the bloomberg after the >>> residents along the east coast are beginning a long road to recovery in the wake of super storm sandy. life is far from returning to normal. there are long lines of people waiting for buses and trains. power is still out for millions. we are live in new york with the latest. brandy? >> good evening, tension is rising still, days after sandy struck, many families say they haven't received food or aid and for people who are trying to get into u.s. cities to work they've been stuck in gridlock. three days after sandy made land fall, thousands of families in new jersey are still trapped by flood waters. >> it's scary. we don't have that much toochld -- food. we have a little bit. >> natural gas fires continue to burn farther south. >> everywhere you go, you can hear gas. >> gas poured into the streets because you tilt crews have not been able to reach the areas to turn it off. >> frustrationoeñ is growing.
will release the latest monthly jobless report the last one before the presidential election. [ unintelligible ] >>> the jobs report and the federal response to superstorm sandy can impact the presidential election. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: one thing for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's e
is out. candidates using it to try to win over voters before tuesday's election. rates picked up and analysts say that is because more people without jobs started looking for work. 171,000 new jobs were added to the economy. the president seized on the jobs report today. mr. obama told supporters more workers hired in october than any other time in the last eight months. he says america has come too far to turn back now. >> we've come too far to grow faint hearted. now is the time to keep pushing forward. train our workers to create new jobs and rebuild our infrastructure. >> mitt romney took aim at the unemployment report saying it's a sad reminder the economy is in a virtual stand still. >> he said he'd get unemployment down to 5.2%. that is nine million jobs short. those are real americans.. >> despite the report neither campaign expects new figures will do much to chaimpkt race claiming americans views of the economy are fixed by now. california reached 18.2 million registered voters. secretary of state announced 950,000 new voters have signed up since the 2008 presidential e
>>> good morning, and welcome to a special election edition of "this week." >>> the obama campaign is slipping. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's on. the final sprint. >> we'll win this election. we'll finish what we started. >> we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> the candidates cris cross the battlegrounds. >> we need you, ohio. >> i love colorado! >> to break this deadlock race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lak
. >> if the president can get elected he'll be the first one to do that. polls from ohio not uniform. most do have the president ahead. that persisted for weeks. tonight barack obama is the favorite. >ovcs5nk you. >> to give you an idea of where the election will be decided took at the -- take a look at the map. red ones for rom nee. pink for leaning for rom fee. there are now eight battle ground states in white. nevada, ohio, and just enough votes to sway the election. i should be a fascinate being election. >> we could have a strong indication of who the next president is going to be before election day. >> outcome could depend how well rg >> wall street prices down, dow jones dropped 139 points today off 250 for the week. nasdaq fell 37. apple took a 20 point plunge. oil stocks suffering, chevron reporting income down 33% it also sold oil and gas at lower prices over the customer. demand so far because of the economy. here is a bay area ipo that did well, restoration hardware opened trading today. it's stock shot up 30%. rh sells upscale furniture and raised $124 million by going public. >> ele
employment numbers from the government. four days before the election both candidates are in battleground states and expected to seize on the results. a couple of other economic numbers cheered wall street thursday big retail chains reported strong sales up 5% from a year ago. sales of new cars and trucks jumped 7% from last october. officials are warning people to out for scams after hurricane sandy. they say be on at alert for phony charities, fraudulent home repair deals and sellers looking to unload flood damaged cars. apple's next small thing arrives today. . pad mini hits stars. -- ipad mini hits stores. >>> emeryville, san francisco that's what we are seeing this morning look how clear the sky is, for now, high clouds on the way and fog forming now that's what we are going to talk about. then we'll get you ready for record highs. >>> new gang crackdown underway in san francisco's mission district. police have seen a spike in shootings there in the last two weeks, four injured, one died. blaming rivalries between gangs. >> want to tell us the whereabouts of the gun, tell us where so
voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washingto
for monday, election day, maybe a little rain at the seven-day outlook. >> terry: this morning, police are investigating a drive-by shooting that wounded four people. those victims were taken to stanford hospital where abc7 reporter is more on that. >> reporter: four victims remain in the hospital this morning as you mentioned. one man in critical condition, one in serious condition and two are reportedly in good condition. we have video from the scene just after 8:00 last night near ivy drive. video from the scene of the drive-by shows the aftermath, shell casings and residential street blocked off after four men were hit by bullets. the commander tells "abc 7 news" there is no known motive for the shooting. >> we do have shootings here and we do have gang activity and gang activity but we don't know if it is connected. >> the victims were having a get together in front of the house when the shooting occurred. >> reporter: police have not released a description of the shooters but they are looking for a black honda and black acura seen driving away from the shooting. anyone with infor
because she's just had it with the election. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. we begin with the latest in sandy's aftermath. the storm is now being blamed for at least 74 deaths. more than 6 million people are without power, spread throughout 15 states. >> natural gas fires are burning in or threatening several communities, particularly in new jersey. and another airport, new york's la guardia, reopens today with limited service. >> inching towards normalcy. >>> in new york this morning, more signs of life getting back to routine. the city's massive subway system is roaring back to life. except in hard-hit manhattan. >> more power is being restored to that area, as well. that's where we find abc's mark greenblatt once again this morning. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning to you. right now, the death toll from hurricane sandy stands at a grisly 74. and over in new jersey, there's a looming threat ona and ongoine from ruptured natural gas lines. but in this neighborhood in lower manhattan, the lights ar
. >>> the cleanup in some areas could soon be interrupted as another storm is shaping up to make an election week mess. >>> the president, picking up a high-profile endorsement as he and mitt romney sprint to the finish. just four days left. >>> and a good luck story. the lottery winner who finally found her ticket worth millions, with little time to spare. >>> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin this friday with some powerful images, all from sandy's aftermath. first up, people waiting hours for gasoline. long lines. this one, in long island, new york. efforts to resupply the region are now taking top priority. >> in new jersey, a brand-new opening in the barrier island on which sits the devastated community of seaside heights, testimony to the storm's power. >> and a woman surveying what is left of her new jersey home. the wreckage there, like a bomb went off. >>> amid all the devastation, there are incremental steps towards normalcy being made. limited amtrak service resumes today along the heavily-traveled northeast corridor. >> crews her
. immediately after obama was elected, we saw two of the largest hate websites in the country crash. >> reporter: potok told us that by the late '80s, the klan dwindled to a few hundred. they now number closer to 6,000. >> white power! >> reporter: he believes they can be very dangerous. >> it's dangerous, not so much because a whole bunch of klansmen get together in a room and plan to murder 1,000 people with a bomb so, you know, it's the lone wolf characters that get frustrated with their leaders that break away, you know, one day, walk out of their house and start shooting. >> reporter: with that in mind, at a gas station outside of tupelo, the grand dragon appears. he is also known as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone service is spotty. next to a trailer by the woods. they ask us not to photograph howard's 11-year-old daughter, but she is there, as is his wife, nicole, presiding over the food. between eating and target practic
from a presidential race that literally could not be closer. just a week until election day my co-anchor bill weir reports from swing state country, youngstown, ohio. >> reporter: sandy maybe 50 miles outside of pittsburgh but she is dropping a full assortment of meteorological misery from georgia to wisconsin. on the west virginia/midborder in the form ch snow, enough to turn nearly 50 mielt was interstate into a treacherous parking lot, expecting 14 inches of this in north carolina. wheen mile in cleveland, storm scarred the rock and roll hall of fame before churning up waves on lake michigan enough to set records and force folks from their midwestern homes. and the fact that all of this is playing out a week before election day could make sandy the mother of all october surprises, an event big enough po push climate back into the political climate. and reframe the debate over the size of government, specifically the size of federal disaster relief. >> you can't always solve all of the problems yourself but you can make the difference in the life of one or two people. >> reporte
marathon is called off. plus, the election only four days away, this country's african-american >> carolyn: little known form of therapy is gaining attention in a new film called sessions, it involves surrogate partners. >> carey is a single professional who has gone through a profound change. she gives the credit to a professional sexual surrogate. >> i got my life. >> her fear of physical intimacy stemmed from physical sexual abuse as a child. >> so i just knew i needed something hands on. >> she was very scared. she was scared of human connection. >> trained surrogates can help clients conquer physical barriers from psych lodge issues. >> can you teach someone to swim by thuak therapy. telling them a story how to ride a bike, scenes no. >> it's been around for decades. supporters pointed to the use of surrogate partners by masters and johnson back in the 1950s but interest in the practice has increased dramatically following the release of a documentary and now a feature length film. >> it details the relationship between a journalist and bay area surrogate partner played by helen hunt.
but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monit
any of nine badges to show your support on your facebook wall. >>> coming up, the election now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlanti
are displaying confidence, as we run down the days to election time. and they're playing to specific groups of voters. turn the channel, and you see the president on mtv. >> it's an honor. >> reporter: and" inside edition." >> this is a big show. >> reporter: the comedy shows. leno. >> i feel great. >> reporter: and the first lady on "kimmel." >> election day. election day. up and adam. >> reporter: and not just tv. ♪ this is a part of me >> reporter: a campaign event with katy perry. >> she's a wonderful young lady. >> reporter: an interview with "rolling stone" and "us weekly." >> i love you back. >> reporter: the president is going hip and young. he's ahead with nearly two-thirds of those voters. but he needs them to turn out. for romney, who has co-opted the president's change slogan from four years ago -- >> what this requires is change. >> reporter: -- it's a different audience. the governor leads among white men, 66% to 32%. and he leads in most national polls. while the president has a slight lead in many of the battleground states. ♪ signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours ♪ >> r
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. coming up, the election is now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start the final push. also, police investigate a deadly shooting in contra costa county. and accused of killing two children in new york, where their nanny sought help right before >> new this morning in contra costa county, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 2:00 this morning. police responding to shots being fired. found a man who had been shot several times near the intersection of main street and hill avenue. he died at a local hospital. more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two and six-year-old kids stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they were fully clothed. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> two teenagers were injured when
records for monday into election day. it can't last forever. i will talk about rain returning as well. terry. >> lisa, thanks retch. right now menlo park police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left four people wounded, one in critical condition this morning. those victims were taken to stanford hospital and that's where abc7 news reporter kera is here with more. >> good morning, terry. those four men are still here at stanford hospital. as you mention the, one in critical condition. one in serious condition. the other two reportedly are in good condition. let's get to you the video we have that last night. it happened just after 8:00 that police received multiple 911 calls of shots fired. that's near bell haven elementary school. video we have from the drive by shooting scene shows the aftermath shell casings and the residential street blocked off after those four men were hit. commander tells abc7 news there is no known motive for the shooting. >> we do have shootings here, and we do have gang activity in this area but we don't know if that's connected at this time. the vi
early on that obviously didn't materialize about maybe postponing the election a week or two, but would be a logistical or perhaps legal nightmare. >> absentee ballots or absentee voting is being delayed a bit. >> a little bit. >> extending it. >> trying to do what they can to accommodate many people. but if you lost your home, you're oust power, the last thing on your mind is who is going to be the president. you're worried about getting through the day and putting food on your table. some will be distracted. you have to worry about the impact on turnout. people have greater concerns. >> of course, of course. >> when mother nature is concern number one, not the white house. so we have to see how it plays out. at least states are taking steps to accommodate folks. you just wonder, though, in the aftermath of the election, particularly as tight as they say, what about this state and this area, we couldn't get to the polls. >> and the legal challenges if it's very, very close. i suspect we're going to see that, as well. >> exactly. could end up in court again, but we hope for the best, bu
restored for another month. we kept hearing, where is fema? where is the red cross? where are the elected officials? >> it's heartbreaking, linsey. >>> there's questions about whether the devastation from sandy could be prevented from happening again. some experts say it's possible, looking to places around the world, special sea barriers made to protect cities. john muller is in battery park where the storm surge hit new york so hard. john, good morning. >> reporter: earlier this week i would be under water, so much of man hasn't was. easy to think the storm has passed, ground is dry and we're safe. make no mistake another storm is out there, just a matter of time. one of problems, the seawall, part of an aging infrastructure from a bygone era, much like lady liberty in the harbor. experts say there's a way to prevent this. they say it's time to spend billions to save billions. experts now wonder if the massive storm surge that flooded lower manhattan and washed away parts of the jersey shore, could have been solved by sea barriers. some scientists say staten island started as a natural
company to abc7 >>> the october jobs report is out, it could impact tuesday' presidential election. analysts say more people without jobs started looking for work, 171,000 new jobs were added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower
out in droves. thus, this from the first lady on "jimmy kimmel" -- >> election day! election day! up and at 'em! >> reporter: actress lena dunham from the hbo series "girls" taped this web video ad about "your first time." >> you want to do it with a great guy. >> reporter: your first time voting, that is. and the randy nature of that web ad, of course, illustrates the potential downsides for the president that he risk being seen as unpresidential or unserious. one other note, diane, because of the pending arrival of hurricane sandy, some events with the presidential campaign have been canceled including one with joe biden in virginia beach and one with michelle obama in new hampshire. we'll keep you posted on other changes. diane? >> okay, thank you, jake. could be messy out there. >>> and, as president obama, as jake said, looks to secure the young voters, governor romney is ahead by about the same margin in a very different group. and counting on them to show up and vote. abc's david muir tells us who. he's traveling with the governor in ohio tonight. david? >> reporter: hey, dian
president obama and mitt romney say they are confident they will win the november election with different >> terry: major milestone for bart in the southbound expansion to san jose. project has created thousands of construction jobs, when completed it may help support 20,000 high-tech jobs. it's new tunnel that will whisk passengers under fremont's lake elizabeth. it's the centerpiece of central park and bart tunneled under it. more from david louie. >> three years of digging under the park is over and bart invited the public in. it's a crucial link for bart trains to reach a fremont station and san jose. >> we are half mile south of existing station. new warm springs station is five miles down the way. they were among the first take the tour. >> the depth, how far you had to go down, that amazed me. >> they are thrilled the project came in under project. it was budgeted for $249 million but the bid came in at $137 million, a savings of $112 million a result of downturn in construction work. the mayor says the tunnel came about after the city went to court plans to build elevated tracks.
is erupting in some communities near new york, like staten island, where they are sending a plea to elected officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moonscape. teams of rescue workers patr patrolling submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading
in multiple states. here's a report from washington. reporter: the final sprint to election day for mitt romney and president obama. the president started the day with a brief pause in politics, visiting fema headquarters for an update on super storm sandy recovery efforts. from there a trip to four states. his first stop, ohio-his message why hi deserves four more years. >> we know our ideas. we know they work. we also know that the idea of the other guys, they don't work. reporter: challenger mitt romney worked a pack schedule which i stops in three swing states. his message, why the president only deserves three more days. >> paul ryan and i want to make sure this country gets back on the right track. >> in an a lex many -- election that many say is too close to call, other candidates are out in force. biden turned daylight saving time into a message how romney will set the clock back. >> romney wants to turn the clock back. >> paul ryan visited pennsylvania, traditionally blue state, but the romney campaign says it's in play this year. >> every generation of americans has always solv
] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> just nine days away from election day. today presidential nominee mitt romney is in ohio, joining up with his running mate's paul ryan's bus tour. yesterday romney campaigned in 1/2 telling supporters the president has retreated from promises he made during his first campaign. romney says he won't do that. he also said his tenure as president will include more cooperation across the isle. romney told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponents. he says he wants to build bridges with democrats. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden are off the campaign trail today. yesterday the president rallied the crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign s
. president obama will be in new jersey touring the storm damage with governor christie. >> the election is less than a week away. and sandy has blown both candidates off course. here is jonathan karl. >> reporter: mitt romney transformed the planned ohio rally into a bid to support relief efforts. >> we won't be able to solve all the problems with our efforts this morning. one of the things i learned in life is you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all the trappings of a traditional campaign event, stage, big american flag, campaign music, lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. the storm put romney in a bind. while the president can lead relief efforts -- >> this is something heartbreaking for the nation. >> reporter: there's not much for romney to do beyond encouraging supporters to pitch in. with fema working overtime, democrats are hammering him for what he said at a debate when asked if some of fema's responsibilities should be turned over to the states. >> absolutely. any tim
, monday, including election day and then we are going in the opposite direction after that. i will explain more in detail coming up. terry. >> thanks very much. san francisco police are investigating a fatal shooting in the bayview district. a man wags found shot to death on mendel street and third street after 10:00 last night. no suspect information has been released. that investigation continues. >>> president obama is gathering his top aids this morning for a briefing on hurricane sandy's recovery effort. they will hold a conference call with state and local lead speakers visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to get a review of the response and make sure resources are being provided. the grim news, the bodies of 102 people have been found so far, many by national guard troops going door to door on staten island in new york. gag rationing starts today in face of fuel shortages. people with license plates ending in odd numbers or letters can fill up on odd days, those with even numbered plates fill up on even days. to help, they signed a waiver to allow foreign ships to deliver
and romney campaigns during sandy's fury. now back to the last run until tuesday's election. >> traffic and weather together, next. >>> you are looking at downtown san francisco where some of the buildings are still rimmed with orange from the giants. [ unintelligible ] we have rain out there tapering off. [ unintelligible ] >>> also the giants victory celebration that came to a halt kind of. manager bruce bochy's convertible. you see people helping. more on this coming up. >>> welcome back. low clouds over san francisco this morning. east bay valleys around crow canyon to the west of san ramon one of our better radar returns through the heart of danville to the eastern sections of alamo on top of mount diablo watching rain around boulder creek and ben lomond this is going to continue to push into the santa clara valley or south bay and weaken as it descends into the valleys. sprinkles there. sprinkles through 9:00, partly sunny this afternoon, 70 coast, 70 around the bay and inland, 60 coast, much warmer, much brighter tomorrow through the weekend. >>> back to the bay bridge. had a sta
a moment. >>> also this half hour, just five days until the election. we haven't been talking about that. >> what election? what? what? >> -- because of the storm. as the campaign trail and the hurricane's trail of destruction crisscross. >> it was an amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this will play out. does this help romney? does it help the president? what are the polls showing? it has been a topsy-turvy few days, no one really knows. we'll know tuesday night. won't we? >> yes. >>> also ahead, heroes of the hurricanes, some of the neighbors helping neighbors with a new life on the line. >>> then, we'll lighten things up a little and show you some of the best celebrity halloween costumes "ifs and butts" that will make more sense. shortly. that will come up in "the skinny". >> people have a little idea what's going on. bring "the skinny" back after a few days of all storm news. that's good. of course we have got to stick with the sandy story and palpable signs of recovery in sandy's wake.
until the election. the latest tracking poll shows this race in a dead heat. >> trading on wall street is suspended at least until tomorrow. this affects all u.s. trading markets. the u.s. labor department says he will release the monthly jobs report just four days before the election. >> sandhya causing problems with the power grid. it's estimated millions of homes and businesses are with out power right now. that includes 95,000 in new jersey. washington, d.c. power company telling customers it will not respond until it's safe to do so. >> they're going to have to wait until wind stops blowing above 35 miles per hour. they've got to wait until heavy rainfall has ceased. before they can begin to assess damage and then, begin our restoration efforts. >> thousands of crews from aconsiders the country are on their way to the storm zone now. johns hopkins is estimating 10 million customers will lose electric yeefr the next few days. >> abc news reporter tj winnik is in new jersey as the storm makes land fall. >> good evening, i can tell you three hours ago wind began to howell. -- howl. r
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. >>> countdown. to another race, the election, days away. how has this storm changed the campaign? >>> and, life lessons from the storm. what this man did with his cell phone that helped give birth to his baby. >>> good evening. and tonight, we have breaking news from the storm zone. look at this. new scenes of utter devastation. thousands of people still stranded. and at this hour, rescuers still scrambling to pull families out of harm's way. also tonight, a new terror. can you see that in the water? the bubbling up? that geyser is flammable gas spewing out of a pipe and it's happening all across one town. a single spark could ignite everything. and the people there can hear the hissing sound as it leaks. listen. [ hissing ] abc's terry moran spent the day in that town and he's standing by with the very latest for us right now. terry? >> reporter: diane, this is what you see throughout the jersey shore right now. homes just ripped right off their foundations. this was someone's living room. there's a kitchen back there, a bathroom over here. but look down here. none of the infrastructure of the
. >> the former chair of the state republican part redoesn't think so. >> in this situation this close to election and belo >>> this election day san francisco voters will be asked to approve a property tax to help fund the financially struggling city college. abc 7 news has more on the foush pass prop a and why it's facing skepticism. tea teach in. >> most of that due to state budget cuts, students felt impact. >> when i twont register for classes, and noticed most of the classes that i need to take, i can't take because they're filled or you know they're not existent anymore. >>w! stepped in with donations now plans are to close campuses. >> a lotwvt)#of part timers will lose jobs.. >> that is why they're pushing a parcel tax they say would bring the coban $14 million over eight years. >> it's helping out in the crisis and budget that we have. >> there are critics point to city college history of mismanaging its money saying last thing they should do is fork over more. >> city college is mismanaged. that isiç# com accreditation committee that reviewed city college. >> there wa
have record high temperatures in the seven day forecast. >>> 6:14. only four days until election day. new poll shows the race for president remains about dead even. new poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks ceo announced he will vote for president obama this coming tuesday. last year the ceo urged his fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions to both parties until congress and the white house reach a deal to bring down the nation's deficit. he says the president deserves a second time. >>> affects of superstorm sandy continue. new video from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars wa
of money, it's unprecedented. >> california common cause took a lot of money during a previous election because it couldn't get reforms through the legislature. the group says someone has to pay for those ads and campaign efforts. >> to qualify takes an incredible amount of time and energy and money. that is to gather signatures needed and required by the constitution. >> money doesn't always win. the california voter foundation says voters only approve a third because it's harder to convince people to vote yes. >> you cannot buy voters votes. >> humane society got prop 2 passed largely on a grass roots effort. now, hens have to have more room in cages. to see a list, you can go to our web site abc 7 news.com and click it on see it on tv. >> all right. thank you so much. >> coming up here rice of something that kids all over the bay area and america eat for lunch every day is about to drop. >> supermarket goods have become a hot commodity. >> i'm sandhya patel. mild to warm weekend ahead. a different story object east coast. i'll have the latest coming up. >> and we caught up with giant
. >> election is next week. there is a hot button initiative to decide whether they want to tax themselves in order to feed the animals at the oakland zoo. >> supporters say it's a matter of simple economics in order to take care of tigers or monkeys the zoo needs more money. >> to operate the zoo. to provide educational programs and make sure this stay as fordable to all elements of the community. >> it would impose a parcel tax on residential properties, $72 per nonpresident den yil parcel. >> we'll be looking at a three story center office, restaurant, gift shop. >> but opponents say it's not at all about the care and feeding of bears and other animals. but rather about the zoo's planned expansion into what is now the open spaces of the park. >> the measure is written there are large loophole as louing for money to be used for expansion. >> zoo officials insist none of the money would go to fund the expansion, it's going ahead even if the measure fails.. >> california project was approved and is moving forward. measure a one is not a referendum on nolan park. it's about needs at the zoo
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
a previous election because he couldn't get government reform through the legislature. the group says someone has to pay for all those ads and campaign efforts. >> to qualify a ballot measure takes an an incredible amount of time and money needed for the signatures required by the constitution. but money doesn't always win. the california voter foundation said voters only approve a third of initiatives because it's harder to convince people to vote yes. >> you can buy your way on to the ballot, but you cannot buy the voters' votes. >> money isn't everything. the humane society of the united states got prop 2 passed in 2008 largely on a grass roots effort and now hands have to have more room in their cages. if you want to see a complete list of donors to all the propositions, you can go to our website and click on "see it on tv." nannette miranda, abc7 news. going into detail on one of those propositions, should the rules be changed for auto insurance companies doing business in california? that's the central question voters are being asked with prop 33. this measure is complex. here's mike fi
friday on time the last before the presidential election. a lot of interest in those numbers. hurricane sandy bad for many, good for netflix the company saw a huge jump netflix says with kids home from school it noticed a lot of kids' titles ordered unless you lost power like me, we just played cards. i'm jane king. >>> are you guys on generator there do you have internet back? . >> we are going on generator. here's -- everything else around here is dark everything south of 39th street no power except for a couple of buildings here and there run biogen ray for. in net access i have it -- by generator. internet access i have it here. north of 39th street, we took a shower, got hot pizza checked the internet, probably the best pizza i've ever had in my life. >>> wonder if josh elliot is in the same situation. let's check in with him. >> what's going on? >> good morning. she is right, taking a tour yesterday of lower manhattan by boat around it, those buildings talil cluster the only light you saw as -- as the sunset and manhattan became two distinctly dining room places. we have a lot to
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